Registered Nurse (RN) PACU Full Time Days
Req #: 18002970
Location: Burleson, TX
Job Category: Nursing
Organization: Texas Health Huguley FWS
Potential Referral Bonus: $
Our Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Employees are hired to help Adventist Health System extend the healing ministry of Christ. They are expected to exhibit a continuous behavior of professionalism, which includes but is not limited to, treating customers and co-workers with respect and dignity, aligning behavior with customer service principles, maintaining customer and patient confidentiality, abiding by employee guidelines for professional behavior, appearance, and communication, exhibiting teamwork behaviors, being effective in conflict resolution, helping others to understand issues and accept changes, demonstrating high standards of work performance and flexibility, maintaining positive interdepartmental relationships, keeping a positive attitude, and adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization.
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
Operated as a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. In addition to earning the Gallup Great Workplace Award six years in a row, we were also recognized as one of “150 Great Places to Work” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Our 224-bed hospital includes a medical ICU, cardiovascular ICU, PCU, open heart surgery center and behavioral health. In addition, we have accredited programs in orthopedics, chest pain, and inpatient diabetes, plus an award-winning emergency department.
The PACU Staff RN provides professional nursing care for the post-operative patient during Recovery Room stay and during transfer of the patient to the appropriate unit.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Will follow The Joint Commission Standards, AORN and CDC guidelines.
- Provides for the delivery of patient care through total patient assessment and identification of pertinent problems and needs during the recovery phase while conforming to hospital and departmental policies.
- Assesses the patient status upon arrival to the PACU by performing an initial assessment and ongoing assessments. These include but are not limited to: respiratory status, O2 saturation, vital signs, dressings, output from foley and drains, and analysis of heart rhythms.
- Recognizes and identifies life threatening situations responding with immediate action according to PACU protocol.
- Recognizes significant changes in patient's condition, reporting to anesthesia/head nurse/charge nurse or surgeon if necessary, and documenting all appropriate actions.
- Demonstrates the skill and judgment necessary for implementing the plan of care to provide quality care in assisting the patient to return to the outpatient area or surgical floor unit.
- Maintains quiet, calm, clean and comfortable atmosphere for patient and family.
- Demonstrates knowledge of PACU monitors, equipment and supplies as evidenced through competencies and observation by Charge Nurse and Department Manager.
- Offers emotional and physical support and maintains optimum privacy for patient.
- Administers medications competently in accordance with hospital and departmental policies.
- Provides for safety and security needs as evidenced by documentation of safety restraints, side rails up, etc., and head nurse observation.
- Utilizes nursing judgment in implementing PACU standards of care and physician's orders in a safe and conscientious manner.
- Observes, documents and reports patients' responses to medications and nursing care as evidenced in PACU notes in the paper chart or the EMR.
- Compassionately gives personal patient care with consideration for physiological and psychosocial needs.
- Effectively communicates accurate thorough patient information upon relinquishing care of patient to other health care workers.
- Participates as an effective member of the patient care team to facilitate the efficient operation of the PACU.
- Delegates responsibilities to others based on an understanding of their roles, knowledge and capabilities in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
- Provides for clean and safe patient environment and clean and well stocked nursing unit free of safety hazards by end of the shift.
- Maintains control of narcotics by correctly using the process established in the department.
- Demonstrates proficiency in utilizing computer and downtime procedure.
- Adheres to patient charge system and documents in paper form or in the patient's EMR usage of supplies and equipment, procedures performed, care given, and medications administered.
- Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement of unit by completing indicators as assigned each month.
- Communicates effectively and frequently with team members to share information and solve problems with positive results.
- Demonstrates productive use of downtime.
- Associate remains flexible to changing systems, is expected to demonstrated quality and effectiveness in work habits and treat staff, physicians, patients and families with consideration and respect.
- Understands the Computerized Physician Order entry process and proficiently uses the electronic medical record for retrieval of patient information.
- Understands computer downtime procedures.
- Monitors Electronic Medical Record for new physician orders and diagnostic results.
- Performs all duties relating to Real Time Scanning accurately and efficiently.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- One to two years nursing experience with surgical patients.
- Currently licensed to practice as an RN in the state of Texas or in a qualifying compact state.
- responsible for supervising LVN's and non-licensed nursing personnel assigned to unit. Charge Nurse see addendum.